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SERIES Identifier: HUM 5

V. Professional activities and curriculum vitae, 1953-1997, 1953-1997

Scope and content

This series contains records of Teeter’s professional activities, including teaching and publishing. It includes biographical materials, such as his autobiography, curriculum vitae, bibliography and photographs. Teaching materials include lecture notes for linguistics courses Teeter taught at Harvard and other institutions, including courses on Wiyot and Maliseet-Passamaquoddy. A few folders include Teeter’s course notes taken as an undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. This series also documents Teeter’s participation in conferences and institutes, particularly the annual Algonquian Conference. Teeter’s role as a faculty member in the Harvard University Department of Linguistics, as well as his involvement with other Harvard committees and organizations, including the Society of Fellows, is documented here in correspondence, meetings minutes, and publications. These files also document his involvement with liberal issues on the Harvard campus, providing faculty perspective on events such as the April 1969 student unrest. Teeter’s extensive publishing is reflected in the copies of his reprints contained in this series, as well as his bibliography, and correspondence and notes regarding pending and unpublished manuscripts. The series also includes a small amount of material documenting Teeter's Fulbright fellowship activities in Japan in 1969-1970.


  • 1953-1997

Physical Description

1.75 cubic feet (5 document boxes)

Conditions on Use and Access

Permission of the Harvard University Archives is required for access to the Papers of Karl V. Teeter. Please see the reference staff for further details.


22 cubic feet (54 document boxes, 2 half document boxes, 18 cassette boxes, 1 1/2 microfilm box, and 1 16mm film canister)


These files remain as they were received, although there is no visible arrangement.

Related Materials

Many of the topics covered in this series are also documented (often more extensively) in other series:

  1. Additional teaching material can be found in Series VI. Teaching materials.
  2. Additional records from Teeter's undergraduate and graduate study can be found in Series III. Reseach and subjects files, Subseries A. Readings and notes, and in Series VII. Undergraduate and graduate study materials.
  3. Additional conference material can be found in Series III. Readings and notes, Subseries B. Loose research and subjects materials.
  4. Series IV. Writings contains a fuller set of Teeter's publications, as well as additional autobiographical material.
  5. Additional materials relating to the year Teeter spent in Japan on a Fulbright fellowship can be found in Series VIII. Year in Japan.


Repository Details

Part of the Harvard University Archives Repository

Holding nearly four centuries of materials, the Harvard University Archives is the principal repository for the institutional records of Harvard University and the personal archives of Harvard faculty, as well as collections related to students, alumni, Harvard-affiliates and other associated topics. The collections document the intellectual, cultural, administrative and social life of Harvard and the influence of the University as it emerged across the globe.

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